Uganda, Angela Merkel, Germany discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily


Gaps can help with closing cultural and racial gaps. Two-way Dula Mercian programs do integrate kids says Ilana Mansi. Assistant professor of education policy at the university of Oregon. It is a natural strength of those programs so long as it's implemented. Well, this story was reported by noble Ingram in Boston and Somerville. Massachusetts for the monitor. In a nation where a majority of people rely on subsistence farming improved. Crop strains can make a big difference. But getting fortified seedlings into the hands of farmers can require its own kind of revolutionary thinking. The sweet potato has always been an important crop in Uganda. But in recent years the root vegetable has taken on heightened significance as a means of addressing malnutrition, food, insecurity and poverty. New strains of the crop developed by Uganda's national crops resources research institute, promise fortified, nutritional value increased drought tolerance and higher yields. But spreading the word proved difficult. It was hard for government workers and sporadic volunteers to reach the nations. Small-scale farmers. So scientists at the research institute have recruited some unlikely ambassadors local school children the students learn to ten sweet. Potato vines in school before bringing them home to their families in the first three years of the project. Ugandan school children distributed close to twenty two million vines increasing adoption Penfold over traditional methods of distribution farmers are hearing from someone they trust and who will be around throughout the growing season. Whatever you tell children the take the message to the parents says grace Bubba who is with collaborating NGO mothers listened to their children. The story was reported by Christopher Ben Donna in Uganda for the monitor. Now commentary on Germany from the monitor's aditorial board. Tuesday's elections did little to help Americans define a middle. Ground on immigration, Germany to has been convulsed on the issue yet. It may soon hold a sober debate on the topic with an eye toward a centrist solution. The candidates vying to replace Angela Merkel as party chief of the Christian Democratic Union differ on what to do about migration. It's an issue that has heightened polarization since twenty fifteen when a million Muslim refugees flooded into the country, but they know that consensus needed more than half of German say they feel like strangers in their own land. According to a new poll, MS Merkel herself has admitted mistakes and allowing the rapid influx of migrants without better. Preparing Germans, she has sent struck deals with other countries to restrain the flow of people and worked to assimilate new arrivals as she slowly exits after thirteen years in power, America leaves. A mixed legacy on immigration, but her learning curve on the topic has prepared her party, and perhaps all of Germany to tone down the rhetoric of fear and to come together..

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